Major victory for Yuga Labs: Court denies Ryder Ripps’ Anti-SLAPP motion + motion to dismiss Yuga Labs’ trademark lawsuit, allowing case to proceed – download PDF

Court holds Ripps’ use of Bored Apes TMs has no artistic relevance, is explicitly misleading, and is not protected under the Rogers test Court holds that Ripps’ anti-SLAPP motion fails because Yuga’s trademark lawsuit does not “arise out of Defendants’ attempts to publicize and criticize Plaintiff’s purported use of racist, neo-Nazi, or alt-right dog whistles”…

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Real v. Yuga Labs: claims against celebrities Beeple, Bieber, Paris Hilton, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Future, The Weeknd, Andrew Taggart & Alexander Pall, Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian, Steph Curry, Khaled

We took a closer look at the Complaint against Bored Ape creator Yuga Labs, Moonpay, et al. focusing on the celebrities. Even though the Complaint is 95 pages long, it’s not that detailed about many of the celebrities. Here are the main allegations against the celebrities: (1) All celebs are alleged to have received Bored…

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Under new 2022 commercial license, can CryptoPunks owners now sue V1 Punks or V1 CryptoPunks for alleged copyright infringement?

DISCLAIMER: this analysis is NOT legal advice. It’s for academic research on the development of De-Collab licenses in Web3. For more about De-Collab, read my essay by clicking here. The new CryptoPunks 2022 commercial license reopens the Pandora’s box that had erupted earlier this year, but quieted down after Yuga Labs acquired the IP rights…

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Why the CryptoPunks 2022 license is better for owners than the Bored Ape license, on paper, setting a new standard for decentralized collaboration

As reported yesterday, Yuga Labs published the new 2022 license for owners of CryptoPunks, the now legendary NFT collection whose intellectual property Yuga Labs acquired from Larva Labs earlier this year. We reviewed the terms of the CryptoPunks 2022 license in a prior post, click here. Given the CryptoPunks position as perhaps the most prestigious…

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The CryptoPunks owners got a new EXCLUSIVE license with full commercial rights, including the ability to trademark. But no hate speech, class actions allowed. Is the new license valid? Probably.

The big news this week is that owners of the CryptoPunks finally received a new license granting them full commercial IP rights with no limit (the last limit was $100,000 annually of commercialization of CryptoPunks). As you may recall, the CryptoPunks NFTs were first issued in 2017 without any content license. TIMELINE of CryptoPunks licenses…

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Yuga Labs launches matrix-like new website after $450M funding

To kick off its $450M in seed funding, Yuga Labs launched a matrix-like website that ripples when you move the cursor over it. Check it out.

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Yuga Labs, creator of Bored Apes, announces $450 million seed round investors, including Adidas, Samsung, Google, A16z, FTX, Sandbox, Time, Colin Kaepernick, Dez Bryant, Shaq, & Snoop Dog

Yuga Labs announced the seed investors who invested $450 million in the less-than-year-old company, valued at $4 billion. Nicole Muniz, CEO of Yuga Labs, said: “Already, a new economy is possible with the IP of Apes, Punks, and Meebits, owned by the community. The possibilities for blockchain’s impact on culture are endless, and so we…

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Backlash against Bored Apes’ success

Yuga Labs and its Bored Ape Yacht Club have been on a tremendous roll with the acquisition of the legendary CryptoPunks from Larva Labs, air dropping of millions of dollars’ worth of its new ApeCoin to Bored Ape owners, making some even multi-millionaires, and broadcasting a teaser video for the Otherside, which is launching in…

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Yuga Labs drops another bombshell late Friday night: video of “Otherside” featuring not just Bored Apes, but CryptoPunks, Meebits, World of Women, Cool Cats, Nouns, Toadz, and music from The Doors

Just when you thought it was safe to go to sleep, the NFT world reminds you it never sleeps. Or we should say Yuga Labs, creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, never sleeps. Late on Friday night, Yuga dropped a teaser video featuring characters not only from Bored Apes and Mutant Apes, but also…

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Bored Ape owners share life-changing experience from APECOIN drop from BAYC

Yesterday, Yuga Labs and the Bored Ape Yacht Club launched the new ApeCoin overseen by the newly created Ape Foundation. The official website is https://apecoin.com/. (Please avoid scam websites posing as an apecoin site.) Each Bored Ape owner or Mutant Ape owner received the following number of APECOINS: NFT APECOIN ALLOCATED PER NFT OR NFT…

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